San Francisco Paralysis Injury Lawyers
Vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, sports accidents and other traumas can injure the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. When injuries to the spinal cord are caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to damages for your losses.
Contact the lawyers at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., for legal help. We have considerable experience with catastrophic injury claims, including paralysis. Find out how we can help you and your family today. Please call (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco paralysis injury attorneys.
Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
Paralysis occurs when a person suffers a complete loss of strength in a limb or muscle group. People can suffer paralysis of one or both limbs, facial muscles, one side of the body, both legs and the trunk ( paraplegia) or all four limbs and the trunk ( quadriplegia).
Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis if vertebrae compress or pinch the spinal nerves, tear the spinal nerves or sever the spinal cord. If the spinal cord cannot carry signals below the level of injury on the spine, the person will be paralyzed below that level. This is a complete spinal injury. If some messages can get through, the person will have some function and sensation below the injury (incomplete injury).
Paralysis can be temporary or permanent. Temporary paralysis can eventually become permanent. However, in some cases, a paralyzed muscle can regain strength through nerve regrowth. Even if a patient regains some sensation and function of a muscle, he or she may still be unable to work or accomplish daily tasks without help.
We aggressively seek the compensation people need after a paralyzing injury changes their lives. You can rely on our experience and our skill as negotiators and trial lawyers.
Paralysis Injury in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose or San Mateo
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (415) 433-4440 today.